Hear Diverse Voices Reading a Pagan Community Statement on the Environment

You can now listen to a compilation of voices of various ethnicities, nationalities, ages, and genders reading “A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment.” There is also a Spanish language version. [Read more…]

Countdown to Earth Day 2016: #1 Share A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment

So you don’t want Earth Day (tomorrow) to go by unobserved. What can you do? Over the last 21 days, I have been offering practical and productive suggestions for how you can honor the Earth this Earth Day. A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment was published on Earth Day 2015. Since then, it has collected [Read More…]

Countdown to Earth Day 2016: #2 Take Care of Yourself

Take care of yourself. Don’t forget to breathe. Take time for your self. Beware of burnout. Drink lots of water. Pray. Keep coming back to that which sustains you, whether you call it “the Gods”, “God”, “the Goddess”, “the Ancestors”, “the Spirits of the Land”, or just “Spirit”. [Read more…]

Update: Godless Paganism is now available on Amazon!

For everyone who was waiting for the paperback edition of Godless Paganism to become available on Amazon, your wait is over! [Read more…]

The gods are “like warm apple pie”: The hidden meanings behind our metaphors

I don’t know what is going on with all the apple metaphors. First, John Beckett compared gods to apples.  I made the case that, if the gods are apples, they are a softer kind of apple than John likes.  Tom Swiss, Pat Mosley, and Yvonne Aburrow have all extended the metaphor in unique and entertaining [Read More…]

Countdown to Earth Day 2016: #3 Face Your Death

We instinctively turn away from this truth. And we engage in myriad strategies, both individually and collectively, to distract ourselves from this reality. Conspicuous consumption is one of the many examples of what Ernest Becker calls “immortality projects,” the ways in which we “rage against the dying of the light.” Ironically, this consumption only hastens our deaths — both individually (obesity, drug addiction, etc.) and collectively (climate change, war over resources, etc.). One of the ways you can honor the Earth this Earth Day is to face your own death. [Read more…]


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